Speaking up for honest and effective government

Speaking up for honest and effective government

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Okay, I dislike video of myself, and I'm just too smiley here, but time to stand up for people doing really good work in for-real service to others.

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Greg Berry

I think there needs to be a change at the local and state level as well. After all, most Washington Politicians start at the local and/or state level. I'm not sure any change that might occur in Washington will trickle down to state and local.

twodogkd

Not too smiley. Look nice.
Greg has a point. I know here in Riverside, the entrenched politicians are grooming new politicians to do their bidding, or so it seems to me.
I don't feel we live in a democracy here in Riverside as most of our rights have been taken away, in regards to having a say at the local City Council.
Vote someone new in you say? Well it costs from 100,000 to 200,000 to get a job that pays say $40,000 a year.
There are some good people who would run, but they just don't have the big money, TV access, Press access, direct mailers/phone calls, money for posters, etc. One lady who wanted to run, who works two jobs, dropped out and lack of money may have been a big factor.
Big money goes to City Council in a big way, and it seems that those in power see that they have new candidates that will walk the line.
So I say Greg is correct, the grassroots folks can use some type of help in getting candidate who are concerned about whats best for the citizens, rather than whats best for the big money special interests.

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